Intel Xeon E5-2696 v3 processor review

Intel Xeon E5-2696 v3

Xeon E5-2696 v3 processor released by Intel; release date: Q4'14. The processor is designed for server-computers and based on Haswell-EP microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 18, threads - 36. Manufacturing process technology - 22 nm. Cache size: L1 - 1.125 MB, L2 - 4.5 MB, L3 - 45 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4.

Supported socket types: LGA2011-3 (R3). Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 2.

Benchmarks

CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
56.680 mPixels/s
49.469 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
484.771 Frames/s
295.953 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
3.237 Frames/s
2.627 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
49.002 Frames/s
13.301 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
218.231 mHash/s
150.211 mHash/s
Name Value
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 49.469 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 295.953 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 2.627 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 13.301 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 150.211 mHash/s

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Haswell-EP
Family Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3
Launch date Q4'14
Place in performance rating 56
Processor Number E5-2696 v3
Vertical segment Server

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 2300 MHz
Bus Speed 5 GT/s DMI
L1 cache 1.125 MB
L2 cache 4.5 MB
L3 cache 45 MB
Manufacturing process technology 22 nm
Number of cores 18
Number of threads 36

Memory

Max memory channels 2
Supported memory types DDR4

Compatibility

Max number of CPUs in a configuration 2
Sockets supported LGA2011-3 (R3)

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 40
PCI Express revision 3.0

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Fused Multiply-Add 3 (FMA3)
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Turbo Boost technology

Virtualization

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)